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Bogus Megapardus

The History of Lafayette Lacrosse

The history of Lafayette lacrosse is something of a mystery.  I know that the game was started then suspended then started again several times.

The earliest effort to bring the game to College Hill seems to have been in 1887, when the editor of The Lafayette called for the formation of a team:

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=1&DMROTATE=0

In October 1887 the team was purchasing equipment and getting prepared to play, the The Lafayette editors at that time were less supportive.  The didn't want lacrosse to interfere with football (sound familiar?):

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0

The first record of a game that I can find took place on May 31, 1890:

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0



As an added bonus, while spending a few moments in the archives, I discovered this gem, from October 26, 1887:

Franks Tanks

Re: The History of Lafayette Lacrosse

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
The history of Lafayette lacrosse is something of a mystery.  I know that the game was started then suspended then started again several times.

The earliest effort to bring the game to College Hill seems to have been in 1887, when the editor of The Lafayette called for the formation of a team:

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=1&DMROTATE=0

In October 1887 the team was purchasing equipment and getting prepared to play, the The Lafayette editors at that time were less supportive.  The didn't want lacrosse to interfere with football (sound familiar?):

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0

The first record of a game that I can find took place on May 31, 1890:

http://cdm.lafayette.edu/cdm4/cli...EC=1&DMTHUMB=0&DMROTATE=0



As an added bonus, while spending a few moments in the archives, I discovered this gem, from October 26, 1887:



That is great Bogie.  Even 135 years ago Lehigh students were a bunch of jerks!

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